Commonwealth boxing title fight confirmed in Sheffield for June

Written by Michael Jones

The Commonwealth Light-Flyweight Title has been added to an action-packed boxing card which will take place in Sheffield next month.

It was announced yesterday afternoon that Scottish fighter, Neil McCubbin will challenge Matt Windle for the belt.

It is the latest clash to have been added to fighting promoter Dennis Hobson’s June 11 card with all of the fights taking place at the Sheffield Arena Car Park.

As you may have guessed from the location, the fights will be available as a drive-in, for spectators to watch the drama unfold.

The fight will also be live streamed on Fightzone, a new subscription based service for boxing fans in the United Kingdom.

McCubbin versus Windle will be the final week of five consecutive fight nights confirmed by Dennis Hobson, who’s event at the end of last year received national recognition for its innovative approach.

Talksport spoke to Hobson ahead of his first drive-in card last November, at the time he said:

“I’ve been involved in boxing at all levels, and have staged shows from Rotherham to Las Vegas, but I think we could well be making history with this one.”

There are a number of other exciting fights over the next few weeks including domestic heavyweight contender, Kash Ali who will be fighting Tomas Salek for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) European Heavyweight Title on the second showing, May 28.

Dennis Hobson Jr, the man behind it all has been a boxing promoter for 24 years and has organised shows all over the North including some of the Steel City’s biggest venues such as Bramall Lane and Hillsbrough.

The promoter comes from a boxing background with his father, Dennis Hobson Senior a well-known bare knuckle boxer in Sheffield during the 1960s.

If you would like to attend the show, call 0114 243 4443.

 

 

Written by Michael Jones

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